reg·is·tra·tion / ˌrejəˈstrāshən/ • n. the action or process of registering or of being registered: the registration of births, marriages, and deaths| the number of new private car registrations has increased. ∎ a certificate that attests to the registering of (a person, automobile, etc.). ∎ Mus. a combination of stops used when playing the organ.
Enrollment; the process of recording entries in an official book.
For example, the names of stockholders might be registered in the official books of a corporation. Similarly motor vehicles are ordinarily registered with the state motor vehicle department, and voters are registered so that they may participate in elections. In some jurisdictions, statutes establish systems by which land titles can be registered so that the ownership of real property can always be readily ascertained through a consultation of public records.